Born: June 11, 1951, Kerala, India.
Simon is the son of C. J. Zachariah and Susannah Zachariah.
He earned a PhD in mycology and taught in a Christian college in Kerala. He went to the United States in 1993 as a Visiting Scholar/Research Associate in the Biology Department at Indiana University. In 1999, he joined a pharmaceutical research company in Bloomington, Indiana, where he has since been working as a Senior Scientist.
He is currently pursuing his interest in translating hymns. His e-mail address is:
Simon wishes to acknowledge with gratitude all the technical help he receives from his son Joe Uthup in regards to musical terminology and different languages as well.